(RNS) — Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges, was reunited this week with her family in Canada. The family's exact location remains secret due to concerns for her safety.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) — Bibi, a Christian whose death sentence for blasphemy was overturned last year, will likely leave Pakistan after a court rejected an appeal of her acquittal.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited the largest protests in years in Muslim-majority Indonesia was freed Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) — The fallout from the release of Bibi — whose death sentence for blasphemy was rescinded this year — has left Pakistan's Christians wary of a backlash this Christmas.
(The Conversation) — In an increasingly pluralist, multicultural West, blasphemy laws find fresh purpose in policing intolerance between religious communities.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) — Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian mother who faced the death penalty for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad, was acquitted after spending years on death row.
(RNS) — It is already illegal to 'defame' religion, but a new law would make it a crime to have no belief in God.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has for decades recognized only Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confucianism as religions, but millions practice animism and other local faiths.
(RNS) New comic book was supposed to revive X-Men series. Instead, it stirred up religious controversy.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) Pakistan's government wants social media networks to remove material deemed insulting to Islam or the Prophet Muhammad, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last week warned that those posting such content would be 'strictly punished.'
(Reuters) More protests are planned against the governor, who is is running for re-election in a contest widely seen as a proxy battle for the next presidential election.
(Reuters) An accusation of blasphemy in Pakistan is often tantamount to a death sentence.
(REUTERS) Jakarta's Christian governor is accused of insulting the Quran.
AMMAN, Jordan (Reuters) -- A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities remanded a rapper in custody for four days on Monday over a music video he produced that allegedly insulted Islam.